StephenK: Software Patents
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 07 Nov 2007 11:48
Number of posts: 1
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I'm for software patents. If people cannot patent their software ideas, they will be less likely to research better methods without the ability to make money from their improvements. [...] Software patents don't hurt those who don't patent their ideas. If someone can prove the idea existed before a big company came up with the idea, the big company will be unable to patent the idea. In an ideal world, better algorithms will be shared without charging money, but we live in an imperfect world. We live in a capitalistic society, and we must follow the rules of that society if we are going to progress together. Too many people would take advantage of the system if everything was free, and society would not progress if everyone was a thief.
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